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Mike W.

Madison, Wisconsin
I've been competing in triathlons for about 3 years now, and I've completed several sprint distance tris, a few olympics, 3 half ironmans and two ironmans.  I'm currently training for Ironman Wisconsin and hoping to qualify for Kona. 
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Injury Update by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Unfortunately, I missed Ironman Chattanooga.  I was hoping that maybe things would improve suddenly and I would be able to race, but I had some pretty extreme sciati ... Read on »
Derailed by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman This season was going really well.  My training was great.  My FTP was at an all time high, I was running well and my swimming was as strong as ever.  I had two great ... Read on »
Race Report: Muncie 70.3 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman The week after the Janesville tri, I headed down to Indiana for the Muncie 70.3.  My training had gone well after Kansas, especially my swimming, so I was hoping t ... Read on »
Race Report: Janesville Tri by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I wasn't planning on doing the Janesville tri this year, mostly because I don't like the beginning and end of the bike course.  The roads are horrible, and the inter ... Read on »
Race Report: Kansas 70.3 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Sorry about the lack of pics.  I had to do this race alone.  I took the GoPro with me to get some pics of the venue and then completely forgot to take pictures.   ... Read on »
Double Du Weekend: Delafield Du Race Report by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman Last year I did my double du weekend where I did the Beloit Duathlon and the Delafield Duathlon on back to back days.  I was very consistent with my duathlon finishes ... Read on »
Farewell to a favorite race - The Beloit Biathlon by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman If you've been following my blog for a while, you've probably read a Beloit Biathlon (Duathlon) race report.  It was my very first multisport race in 2007 and I've d ... Read on »
Race Report: Crazylegs Classic 8K by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman This past Saturday was the Crazylegs Classic 8K.  Back in 2008, I ran the race in 32:40 and then set two goals - break 30 minutes and get into the top 100 overall.  ... Read on »
New Bike by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I decided it was time for a new bike.  I've been on a Cannondale Slice since 2008 and haven't gotten a new bike since I got a new road bike back in 2010.  There's nothing wr ... Read on »
My 4 Favorite Swim Tools by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I think swim tools - pull buoys, paddles, fins, snorkels, etc - can be good, and I've definitely found some benefit using them.  However, I think you need to be careful and ... Read on »
Bike Workout: Over/Unders by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I thought I'd share one of my favorite threshold workouts.  It's called Over/Unders.  I haven't written about this yet - because I haven't really written about ... Read on »
Consistency is King (Swimming) by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I've known for a while that consistency is king in training, but it has been my coaching the past year that has really driven that lesson home.  When my athletes stay consis ... Read on »
Planning 2014 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I've been in planning mode the past several weeks, both for me and the athletes I'm coaching.  For 2014, I'm approaching things slightly differently than I have in t ... Read on »
Three Sprint Tri Race Reports by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I'm almost caught up with my race reports.  Here are three more.  I'll put the rest up in my next post and I'll be caught up (finally). Janesville Sprint Tri - July 6 ... Read on »
Ironman Chattanooga Course Preview by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but I was one of the lucky ones to get into Ironman Chattanooga.  The race is September 28, 2014.  Our plan was to ... Read on »
Race Report: Beach to Battleship Half Iron by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman This year has been all about racing in the cold, and unfortunately Beach to Battleship was no exception.  You'd think by now I'd be good at it.  You'd also think th ... Read on »
Pre-Beach2Battleship Post by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman This weekend I'm racing the Beach to Battleship half ironman in Wilmington, NC.  I did a  lot of racing this season and never had more than a couple of week ... Read on »
First year coaching by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I had a question about my coaching on one of my recent posts, so I thought I'd write a quick post about that. This year I decided to give coaching a try.  I took ... Read on »
Race Report: Muskoka 5150 by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman I headed up to Canada late June for the Muskoka 5150 olympic distance triathlon hoping to qualify for the HyVee 5150 championships.  Top 15 in my age group would q ... Read on »
Catching up by Mike W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Ironman With all the racing I did this year and coaching, I've neglected my blog.  Rather than post every race report, I'm going to do a bunch of really quick reports with a few lon ... Read on »